Thursday, August 31, 2006



I got this at the prayer mt.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Burundi Visit


Triplets, seperated by birth.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Visiting Immaculate's home.

They may not have many things, but joy and happiness are abunndant. Immaculate's mother raised five daughters and a son by herself. She is a kindergarten teacher. Her children got scholarships, and they are all university educated.

Immaulate's mother and me.

Her house is filled with laughters, I just love to see them interact.

Electricity was out. I don't know how she prepare all these in dark, with coals. Rice, fried sweet potatos, chips, avocado salad, Ugari (Burundi traditional food).

Immaculate sings at her church

Friday, August 04, 2006

Is this goat going to hurt me?


Goat and baby checking out each other.

Mama, a little boy is looking at me!


Do you see how cute you are? A little baby discovered himself.

Visit to Batwa families


Each year, we give 10 goats to Batwa families. Frank buys them at the market on the day we visit them.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I just installed Flock, and testing if this is as easy as it says. 

Beautiful children of Butare

Kids at Ronina's church

NUR professors

NUR professors

Oleg, smile. Miss you all.

Princess of Rwanda

Princess of Rwanda

at Lake Tanganyka

lake tanganyka

This guy is singing about women. if you have a thin woman, she will empty your pocket, if you have a fat woman, she will empty your plate. Something like that.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

How many can you remember?


Our Rwandan professors have almost perfect memory. Oleg, can you still remember them all?

Missing You All


I hope you continue to meet as a group, and create a learning community that will support each other. Remember our mantra for three weeks. Education is not "filling" students, but "igniting" fire in them for learning.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Dinner at IBIS


Brian at American Embassy in Kigali came down to Butare, and hosted a dinner at IBIS Hotel.

Gift from Batwa family to CASA family


Batwa people make clay pots for living. Nowadays everyone uses plastics,so they lost their jobs. This is a fire pit for cooking. Our Pascuszia uses it for cooking at the CASA house.

Is that me?

She is looking at a photo of her family (I took it last year and brought it with me this year). I wonder this is the first time she sees herself. What would that feel like?

Batwa Family

Batwa Family

I made friends with 10 Batwa families in 2002. Since then I have visited them once a year. This year, they visited me at the CASA house. They are looking at their children's pictures on a computer.